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Chamika Hand

Legal Director

About Chamika

Chamika is a Legal Director with over 16 years experience in Insurance and Reinsurance. With a focus on complex litigation and arbitration (including Bermuda Form arbitrations), Chamika specialises in advising Insurers on the coverage and defence of claims relating to professional liability,  product liability and cyber liability.

Chamika's experience in professional liability includes advising on claims against Directors and Officers, surveyors, architects, brokers, actuaries and financial institutions including claims involving regulatory investigations and cyber liability. Chamika has experience dealing with a variety of claims against Directors and Officers including dealing with regulatory investigations and worldwide freezing injunctions. Chamika has spent time on secondment to the D&O claims team at AIG London, the legal team at Generali and the Professional Indemnity claims team at Xchanging.

Chamika's experience in casualty claims includes advising on product liability claims relating to numerous pharmaceutical products, latex gloves, electrical products, bike carriers, medical devices, clinical trials and environmental pollution claims caused by the oxygenate MTBE. Chamika has been involved in multinational product recalls and has been involved in a project for the European Union investigating the safety of nanotechnology. Most recently Chamika has been advising on the insurance implications of the development of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Education

LLB (Hons) – University of Hull

LPC  - Nottingham Law school